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Mombasa top cop commits suicide after killing woman

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Gunfire in a quaint Soko Mjinga area of Mtongwe in Likoni on Thursday evening fouled the Easter festivities countdown and added swell to rising cases of crimes of passion.

By the time the lone gun went silent, Likoni Deputy OCS Joab Omondi and small trader Peninah Kaimeti lay dead, side by side outside the latter’s kiosk.It is an intriguing story laced with tales of love, betrayal and jealousy, one which has left police officers and members of their families as confounded as they are divided.

While one account, backed by witnesses, has it that the cop executed the woman before turning the gun on himself, another account talks of a mystery man who sprayed the two with bullets before vanishing in the dark.

“We were seated with my sister Peninah, another cousin Jamila and my wife Kanana when the armed officer arrived.The deceased was seated at the middle and he shot her on the forehead before shooting himself too at a distance,” Dennis Kaburu, Peninah’s brother who was at scene said.Kaburu denies that her sister and Omondi were lovers.

Instead, he confirmed that her sister was once married to a military officer attached to Mtongwe Navy and they had two children together aged 11 and seven.

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The two however had separated a few months ago after a dispute.“We have never seen or heard about the killer officer before.

They were never together with my sister and this is the first time we are hearing about him,” said a pained Kaburu.

Likoni Deputy OCS Joab Omondi who shot himself after killing his girlfriend Peninah Kaimet at Likoni’s Mtongwe area in Mombasa County early on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Likoni police boss Benjamin Rotich said Omondi had been the deputy OCS for three months. He said the officer left the station at 7.30pm on Thursday in a jovial mood. Witnesses said he then downed copious amounts of liquor at a local bar.

Some accounts say he openly, told anyone in the bar who could listen that he was about to do something terrible.He then whipped out his Ceska G5969 pistol and walked into the darkness, where his victim was seated with her relatives chewing miraa.

Missed target

She had barely started to enjoy the few bottles of beer that she had brought from the bar when Omondi arrived, fired one round in the air, ordered the music switched off and turned on Peninah, striking her in the forehead.It is claimed he took another aim at Kaburu but missed target.

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After a short lull, a crowd gathered and surged towards Omondi, who was still standing over his victim. He then pointed his gun towards his neck and pulled the trigger.

He collapsed into the ground after a single shot. In the meantime, Peninah was rushed to Coast General hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Relatives and friends in a sombre mood around the scene where Peninah Kaimet was shot by the Likoni Deputy OCS Joab Omondi who later also shot himself dead at Likoni’s Mtongwe area in Mombasa County early on Friday, April 19, 2019. [Weldon Kipkemoi, Standard]

A police officer who asked not to be identified, said Omondi had appeared disturbed in recent weeks over something.

The officer claimed Omondi and Peninah had a brief affair.Caroline Kanana, her sister-in-law who also witnessed the killing said the officer was after Peninah because he singled her out of a group of four seated outside her shop.

“He would have killed us all but he was clearly after Peninah. He removed a small gun from his chest and shot her once in the forehead,” said Kanana.Another man Sammy Itare claimed Omondi had threatened to do something heinous while drinking in the bar.“We heard from his friend that he announced he was going to do something but he did not explain what was it,” said Itare.

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source:standard.co.ke

 

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UK retracts travel ban to Kenya hours after issuing it

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The United Kingdom has denied that it had issued a warning to its citizens against the risk of kidnapping in the country following an updated travel advisory on Tuesday.

The UK Ambassador to Kenya Nic Hailey, just hours after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) had listed Kenya among the global kidnapping hotspots, said that it was false and not true.

“The UK has not issued a new travel advisory for Kenya. We keep our Travel Advice regularly updated but today’s reports of new warnings or restrictions are false,” said the Ambassador through a tweet.

The UK had in a fresh travel guidance expanded the areas where her citizens should be vigilant for kidnappings to include Kenya’s top conferencing, safari and beach tourism destinations.

“There’s a heightened threat of terrorism, including terrorist kidnappings, across Kenya, including to people travelling in or through Nairobi, the coast and resort areas around Mombasa and Malindi, the towns of Narok, Naivasha, Nanyuki and Meru and their surrounding areas, and the northern border counties,” the FCO statement read.

The advisory lists places frequented by foreigners such as hotels, bars, restaurants, sports bars and nightclubs, sporting events, supermarkets, shopping centres, coastal areas including beaches, airports, buses, trains and other transport hubs as possible areas which could be targeted.

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Two years after getting married, Adele shares dating advice that some Kenyans definitely need

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Kiss FM breakfast show presenter Adelle Onyango has been married for two years now after walking down the aisle with Falgun Bhojakis at a secret wedding at Redhill heights, Limuru.

So far, she has learned a lot about marriage. It’s not a bed of rose flower but it can be as soft and green as grass if you are dedicated and tender to it.

Desperation

Adele recently shared how people should fall in love saying that no one should be desperate when looking for love.

“When you keep looking for love you will find the wrong people but when you’re alone just in your own space like going to the gym, yoga, love will find you there. join a group for cyclists and cycle in Karura” said Adele.  

Well, it’s a simple advice that will probably will work.

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Governor Waititu’s homes raided

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Anti-graft agency detectives Thursday morning raided the Nairobi and Kiambu homes of Governor Ferdinand Waititu in probe into claims of corruption at Kiambu County.

The officers went to Waititu’s homes in Runda, Kiambu, Garden estate and Thika where they ransacked for documents.

The officers said they would later take the Governor, his wife and daughter to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices at Integrity Centre for questioning over claims of graft.He was in his Runda home when the team arrived there.

Officials said apart from Waititu, 15 other county officials were targeted and their homes raided in the probe.

“We have teams out there at the Governor’s homes and at the residence of 15 other staff at the county to gather information,” said an official who asked not to be named.

Waititu has been on the radar of EACC over claims of graft at the county and his sudden wealth in the city. The commission has been conducting a lifestyle audit on Waititu and says they have gathered crucial information that they are now using as the basis of their probe.KRA is also investigating if he has paid his taxes in the past years.

Waititu has denied claims of corruption and insisted his property was legally gained.Waititu did not accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta when he toured projects in Redhill area, Kiambu County.

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